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Abi Andrews’s ‘The Word for Woman is Wilderness’

Book Review

March 2018

Josie Mitchell

Book Review

March 2018

‘Cetaceans are women’s allies in the war against patriarchy because patriarchy holds the cetaceans down with us,’ explains the earnest and slightly irritating Erin,...

Book Review

March 2018

Luis Goytisolo’s ‘Recounting’

J. S. Tennant

Book Review

March 2018

In June last year the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (interviewed in The White Review in 2014) died in Marrakesh, his home for decades....

Book Review

March 2018

Yeng Pway Ngon’s ‘Unrest’

Dylan Suher

Book Review

March 2018

The four Chinese student activists of Yeng Pway Ngon’s Unrest were revolutionaries only for a moment; in the three decades that...

Art Review

February 2018

Bani Abidi & Naeem Mohaiemen, I wish to let you fall out of my hands (Chapter 1)

Skye Arundhati Thomas

Art Review

February 2018

Loneliness is mostly narrative. It also has an aesthetic: an empty tableau in which the lonely act is performed....

Book Review

February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s ‘Sight’

Jonathan Gibbs

Book Review

February 2018

Jessie Greengrass’s debut story collection caught my eye with its delightfully extravagant title, An Account of the Decline of...

Art Review

February 2018

Nicolas Party, Speakers; Hannah Ryggen, Woven Histories

Lili Owen Rowlands

Art Review

February 2018

The limestone statue of the diamond trader, imperialist and racist Cecil Rhodes that adorns the façade of Oxford’s Oriel...

Ngozi Onwurah, Three Short Films

Art Review

January 2018

Rashida Seriki

Art Review

January 2018

Three of Ngozi Onwurah’s exceptional shorts were screened at the fifteenth London Short Film Festival this January. Ngozi was a member of the late 1980s...

Book Review

January 2018

David Hayden’s ‘Darker With the Lights On’

Brian Dillon

Book Review

January 2018

In his 1970 essay ‘The Concept of Character in Fiction’, the late William H. Gass wrote that those entities...

Art Review

January 2018

RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE, TWILIGHT LANGUAGE

Priya Khanchandani

Art Review

January 2018

As you enter Raqs Media Collective’s exhibition ‘Twilight Language’ at the Whitworth in Manchester, the gallery lights are dimmed: as...

Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘Her Body and Other Parties’

Book Review

January 2018

Nicole Flattery

Book Review

January 2018

I’m reluctant to admit this but it’s often easier for me to write about a book I hated rather than a book I loved....